Opposition APC President Nason Msoni has called on the international community to help the nation locate the whereabouts of Republican President Michael Sata and help the country move forward.
Mr. Msoni says the country’s constitutional and legal means to compel the President to avail himself to the public seems to have “ruthlessly and brutally” closed hence the need for the international community to the nation as the continued mystery surrounding the president’s whereabouts maybe a crisis in waiting.
He appealed to regional groupings such as SADC to show leadership and ensure that they help the country locate its leader as the current regime (PF) is using deception and lies so as to cling on to power by using old images posted on facebook taken a long time ago to deceive the public.
“We have a regime that is now relying on deception and lies to maintain itself in office using old visual images of the president which were taken a long time ago to deceive the Zambian public and we think that with regional efforts and international efforts we can kick start the process of making a replacement of a substantive head of state who can help drive the national agenda of this country.
“We are perturbed that from the last reported trip of the president having gone to Israel on or about 20th June up till last week when it was claimed that he was back in the country; no one has confirmed literally seeing him or seeing his arrival so naturally we are concerned. We want the global community of dignified states to help us locate where the Zambian head of state is; we have no doubt that where he is, he is incapacitated to continue as head of state,” Mr. Msoni said.
Mr. Msoni added that the country is too poor to have an invisible president further calling on the international community to help the country to jump start a political process to hold flesh elections.
“This country has citizens who are too poor who can not afford to have a president who is invisible, we cannot afford to have an invisible president; it has turned out that President Sata is behaving so mystic that people don’t know whether he is here, whether he is alive, whether he is dead, nobody knows and naturally as citizens of this country we are concerned that is why we are appealing to our global friends to assist us jump start a political process of holding credible elections that will allow for the election of a new president of this country,” Mr. Msoni said.
He said regional leaders should not just watch as the situation is slowly getting out of hand.
“We want to call upon our brothers and sisters in the region to provide leadership, they can not adopt a position of let’s wait and see when the situation is already spinning out of control.
“We think that they are desperate efforts by remnants of the PF government to cling on to power indefinitely until 2016 which we think is unconstitutional, you cannot try to run government without the person who was elected president being known where he is, we think that we are living a lie and something ought to be done quickly,” Mr. Msoni said.